Jan 23, 2015

What are the advantages of using Google Public DNS?

One of the network options on my Chromebook is to use Google Name Servers aka Google Public DNS. Are there any advantages to using Google DNS instead of the default? Will I see any difference at all?
01/28/2015
I always use Google's DNS. I find it much reliable and faster for picking up DNS changes than my ISP's one (BT).It's easy to remember!
01/27/2015
It's a lot easier to remember for one: 8.8.8.8.

It really depends on your ISPs DNS host, but you might, keyword might, see a performance improvement. You will also get unfiltered responses using Google DNS, which may not be the case with your ISP.

Here is a link to Google's own article on Google Public DNS performance. I found it to be an interesting read, especially about efforts to reduce latency and speed up DNS lookup times. https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/performance
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